Articles tagged “low-cost carriers”

Ryanair Is Getting Better at Squeezing More Money Out of Flyers

Ryanair Is Getting Better at Squeezing More Money Out of Flyers

Patrick Whyte, Skift

A big jump in ancillary revenue is certainly a bright spot in a period that has been pretty challenging for Ryanair.

1 day ago

Ryanair Union Dispute Takes Strange Turn

Ryanair Union Dispute Takes Strange Turn

Ellen Milligan, Bloomberg

Whatever the truth of the situation it's safe to say that relations between Ryanair and some of its unions are not getting any better.

6 days ago

Skift Podcast: The Next Big Challenges for Low-Cost Airlines

Skift Podcast: The Next Big Challenges for Low-Cost Airlines

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Missed our last Skift Call? This podcast has you covered. Tune in to hear from our aviation experts about why low-cost airlines and long-haul travel are not the perfect mix for profitability.

6 days ago

3 Ways Chinese Millennials Are Transforming the Flight Experience

3 Ways Chinese Millennials Are Transforming the Flight Experience

Jing Travel

As Chinese millennials and Gen Zers come of age, their shopping binges won't likely be as important, and they'll be willing to venture to off-the-beaten-track destinations more than their elders were. They'll have a lot of market power, and airlines and other sectors will have to adapt.

2 weeks ago

EasyJet Connects With Virgin Atlantic’s Long-Haul Flights

EasyJet Connects With Virgin Atlantic’s Long-Haul Flights

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

EasyJet is being savvy about expanding a program with various long-haul carriers that enables its passengers to book connecting flights with other airlines to non-European destinations on the budget carrier's own website. The move makes sound strategic sense.

3 weeks ago

Fast-Growing Primera Air Ceases Operations

Fast-Growing Primera Air Ceases Operations

Patrick Whyte and Brian Sumers, Skift

Another European airline bites the dust. In this case, we're not really that surprised.

3 weeks ago

Ryanair Cuts Profit Forecast After Difficult Year

Ryanair Cuts Profit Forecast After Difficult Year

Tara Patel, Bloomberg

Profit warnings are never good news, but Ryanair is still on course to make more than a billion dollars. How many other airlines can say that?

3 weeks ago

JetBlue Founder Sees His Startup as Tech Company That Happens to Fly Planes

JetBlue Founder Sees His Startup as Tech Company That Happens to Fly Planes

Julie Johnsson and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Plenty of airlines have touted their technological superiority over the opposition. We'll have to wait and see whether Neeleman's new carrier — code-named Moxy — really is any different.

1 month ago

Ryanair Rebuffs Plot to Depose Chairman

Ryanair Rebuffs Plot to Depose Chairman

Benjamin Katz and Peter Flanagan, Ryanair

Ryanair might have won this battle, but the war is not over. It seems shareholders are still unhappy and we should expect to see some sort of succession plan in place for the longest serving directors.

1 month ago

Wow Air’s Plan to IPO Is a Rarity Among Low-Cost Airlines

Wow Air’s Plan to IPO Is a Rarity Among Low-Cost Airlines

Luca Casiraghi and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Wow Air is being hounded on all sides. But, as we've noted before, an initial public offering might give it the cash it needs to rebuild itself and thrive.

1 month ago

Onetime Disruptor Wow Air Is Ready for a Reinvention

Onetime Disruptor Wow Air Is Ready for a Reinvention

Brian Sumers, Skift

Wow Air is being squeezed from all sides. It will need to reinvent its business if it wants to survive. The good news is that the company's founder and CEO, Skúli Mogensen, is willing to take some risks.

1 month ago

EasyJet and Ryanair Split on Likelihood of Brexit Aviation Deal

EasyJet and Ryanair Split on Likelihood of Brexit Aviation Deal

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Ryanair has always taken a more negative view on the Brexit negotiations than other airlines, and with a deal still nowhere in sight, the potential for major disruption next April remains a possibility.

1 month ago